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Cardiovascular Technology Admissions

Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) is an allied health profession specifically dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have or may have cardiac and/or peripheral vascular disease. Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialists (RCIS) are proficient in the use and application of analytical equipment, preparing patients for diagnostic and intervention procedures. Through sampling and recording, technologists provide a foundation of data from which precise anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be established.

Steps to Apply

  1. Sign up to attend one of our information sessions.
  2. If not already a current HCC student, submit the HCC application for admission.
  3. New to College: Take placement tests, if applicable: Students may be exempt from the placement test if they have transcripts showing completion of college-level English and/or math at another academic institution, qualifying High School GPA or SAT/ACT test scores. Please speak to an advisor to review your options.
  4. Have Prior Credit: Submit official college transcripts from all colleges you wish to transfer credit: Complete an Official Transcript Evaluation Form.
  5. Complete specific prerequisite coursework for the degree or certificate before enrolling in CVT and other supporting classes. Please consult with a Nursing/Allied Health Advisor in the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242) to get the most current information on prerequisites and requirements. The College reserves the right to change, without notification, any requirement, fee or program, if it is deemed necessary.
  6. The application period for Spring 2024 will be open from June 15, 2023 - October 15, 2023. 
  • CVT AAS Supplemental Application Spring
  • CVT Certificate Cardiac Monitoring Supplemental Application Spring

Learn more about the CVT Program

Clinical Requirement

  • If admitted, a drug screening and criminal background check will be required prior to enrollment in any nursing and allied health clinical course in order to ensure the safety of patients in the clinical setting. Students who do not comply with the drug screening and criminal background check are ineligible for placement in clinical agencies and are not able to progress in the clinical program. It is the student’s responsibility to know whether they are eligible for licensure. If a student has a criminal background, it is the students’ responsibility to explore whether the background will prohibit them from being licensed and employed in the health care industry. HCC faculty and staff are not able to provide legal advice. If you have any questions about your background, you may wish to discuss this matter with legal counsel.
  • Please note, as of 6/17/2021 ALL students who accept a clinical seat will be required to show proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccine prior to beginning their clinical semester.
  •  As of Fall 2022, I will be required to show proof of health insurance. Howard Community College does not provide or sponsor health insurance for students. In the event that I sustain an injury while on campus or in clinical, it is my responsibility to utilize my own health insurance plan to cover the cost of treatment and/or follow up care. 

CVT Program Documents

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